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The Atlantic, deemed by AdAge as “an ultra-modern, multi-platform juggernaut,” has been one of the true success stories of the digital age. A brand with unmatched history reinvigorated with the grit and vision of new leadership, The Atlantic has defined what it means for a magazine to thrive in the digital space. And its award-winning content continues to shine. Penned by the smartest, most-provocative journalists in the country, it consistently defines the national conversation and attracts the most important readers in the country.

Sparking intellectual debate, encouraging lively discussion, and bringing this deep editorial dialogue to life, AtlanticLIVE produces nearly 150 events a year across the country and around the world. These include large scale national events like Washington Ideas and CityLab; along with topical forums on everything from education to criminal justice; and "on the record" roundtable dinners on some of the most pressing issues of our time.

AtlanticLIVE was the recipient of four 2015 Folio FAME Awards, including the honor of being named “Magazine Event Dream Team.” In its recognition of AtlanticLIVE’s honors, Folio noted: “The extraordinary thing about The Atlantic is that virtually everything it touches has an instant stamp of innovation, thought leadership, and fresh ideas about important and often overlooked topics.”

To learn more about The Atlantic and AtlanticLIVE, visit us at

AtlanticLIVE, the dedicated events division of The Atlantic, seeks a Production Assistant to support the ideation, conception, production, and delivery of exciting editorial programs for influential audiences of business, government, and policy leaders.



  • Creative journalist – partner with senior colleagues on the development and execution of live journalism programs through topic generation, expert speaker identification and booking, moderator preparation, and speaker pre-interviews
  • Rigorous researcher – lively writer and creative thinker with an eye to uncovering new ways of approaching topics in current events, and identifying up-and-coming leaders and voices on those topics
  • Active ambassador – aggressively and creatively pitch and recruit top speakers
  • News junkie – a voracious consumer of current events and the newsmakers driving the stories
  • Over-achiever – outstanding record of achievement and initiative, entrepreneurial spirit, and profound sense of responsibility
  • Expert communicator – ability to communicate effectively with colleagues at all levels of the business; strongest writing, editing, and verbal skills 
  • Ultimate multi-tasker – outstanding organizational skills, excellent time management and judgment, and the ability to manage complex tasks in a fast-paced environment; superior service ethic and grace under pressure
  • Obsessed with excellence – not only his or her own, but also a passionate commitment to excellence for the whole enterprise
  • 1+ years of experience in communications, journalism, or research
  • Bachelor’s degree


Atlantic Media Values:

Across Atlantic Media, generally, the firm looks for two “pillar gifts” in its candidates.  In all of us, these are more aspirational than actual, but they are central in our intentions.

  1. Force of Intellect - Atlantic Media seeks a discipline and rigor of thought as manifested, often, in exceptional academic performance and, later, success in a professional environment.
  2. Spirit of Generosity - Equally, Atlantic Media seeks what we term a spirit of generosity – a natural disposition towards service and selfless conduct.

Atlantic Media is an EOE of Minorities/Women/Vets/Disability.

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